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Jul 19, 2011 12:30am PDT
.s. secretary of state hillary clinton builds bridges on a two- day trip to india. it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london, broadcasting in america and around the world. this is "newsday." the owner of britain's biggest media empire, rupert murdoch, is to make his first appearance before a committee of british members of parliament on tuesday to face questioning about the phone hacking scandal at the "news of the world." his son james will also give evidence, and will the former boss, rebekah brooks. the scandal has already forced two a senior police officers to resign. >> he is ben yates of the are no longer, resigning just a day after his boss, sir paul stevenson. both paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal. so said the mayor of london. >> i regret to say i have just come off the phone john yates, who tendered his resignation. >> boras johnson said both men had jumped and were not pushed. but he made it clear he had done everything he could to encourage them. >> it is a concatenation of issues and questions. it is going to make it very difficu
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Jul 5, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. still to come, friends and neighbors, can india and bangladesh sort out the long-standing differences between borders? >> and the country brings the mammoth task of rebuilding following the earthquake and tsunami. duke and duchess of cambridge have traveled to one of canada's most remote regions this part of their royal tour. they traveled to the town of yellowknife, just 250 miles south of the arctic circle, where they were greeted with a display of music and dance. from there is our royal correspondent peter hunt. >> the town may be familiar, the setting less so. they're here for a taste of another way of canadian life. half of the population are aboriginals. 11 languages are spoken. prince william tried his hand at a few. >> we are so excited to be here. [speaking foreign language] [cheers and applause] >> thank you very much. >> this is a vast area with few inhabitants. a fair few of them were here to see a couple being referred to repeatedly as megacelebrities. >> i've got my mosquito net on, i've come prepared, and i haven't drank anything for three days. there's no bathrooms he
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Jul 6, 2011 12:30am PDT
in amas. more than 20 were arrested on monday. india's foreign minister arrived in the bangladeshi capital. he will be holding talks with senior officials to sort out differences along standing issues. success will pave the way for a high-profile visit by the prime minister singh in september. >> india and bangladesh are supposed to be neighbors, but they have the range of contentious issues, raning from sharing waterston demarcation of the boundary in the bay of bengal. the two neighbors share more than 50 rivers, but bangladesh believes it is not giving enough water, as india has a number of dams upstream. the two sides are hoping to reach an interim agreement on sharing the waters during the forthcoming visit of the prime minister of india to bangladesh. the two sides are talking about getting access to each other and to connect to the entire region by road and train. during the visit of the bangladeshi prime minister to india last year, the government agreed to give a loan of $1 billion to bangladesh, but indian officials admit that there have been some delay in fulfilling our commitme
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Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
of india to the clubs of the u.k., the illicit trade in the drug -- we have a special report. fighters in misrata say they have made further advances against forces loyal to the libyan leader, colonel muammar gaddafi. >> we are a few kilometers behind the front line here. periodically we can hear the sound of rockets falling in the distance. the rebels said they started pushing back colonel gaddafi's forces from this position which they have held for the past two months. i have been talking to the man in charge of coordinating the rebels operations with nato. i asked what happens during the morning offense. >> the gaddafi forces are running so quickly and they have left their weapons and their ammunition. >> we have heard some complaints about a lack of action from nato from your side. how have they been acting over the past 24 hours? >> we need their support it. we are coordinating and we have planned a very well our offensive this time. >> thank you very much. >> we can hear those airplanes overhead which must be nato jets because of the no-fly zone. it is pretty much trench warfare
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Jul 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
you for talking to us. let's look at some of the other stories making headlines. in india, the authorities are blaming terrorists for three explosions on wednesday in the commercial capital of mumbai. 27 killed and dozens injured. the blast was in a densely populated part of mumbai. it has reawakened memories of the attacks in mumbai in 2008 in which 170 died. the home minister in india, p. chidambaram says the investigation will follow all leads. >> we are not pointing a finger at this stage at this group or that group. all leads will be followed without any pre determinations. no intelligence on the particular incident. intelligence is connected every day, every hour. there was no intelligence regarding an attack in mumbai. >> that was p. chidambaram talking in india. we are joined from delhi by a professor of strategic affairs. professor, these terrorists -- homegrown or foreign terrorists? >> the large bulk of incidents have been by foreign terrorists. homegrown terrorism has come down sharply in the last few years. i guess, if it is not homegrown, it would be from the
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Jul 20, 2011 12:30am PDT
in india. why one of his victims is trying to stop the execution. the government continues to call for the downfall. >> is all part of the syrian cycle of violence. protests, shootings, funerals, shootings. these images, as some residents say they are stuck in their homes. as well as the opposition at home, it faces changes from nevada. >> i talked with them about the need for reform. he promised that he would work towards that. >> a broadening out of the diplomatic isolation. >> it is necessary that the international community and not just europe clearly speak out against the syrian government and condemned the oppression. and to make clear that the dialogue is one that we want to bring forward. >> is rejected outright by the street protesters. it is a stalemate between and determined opposition. and some places, some people are seeking safety by getting out of syria altogether. >> a reminder of the headlines this hour. rupert murdoch has described his appearance before a committee as the most humble day of his life. a professor accused of trying to attack rupert murdoch's charged
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Jul 27, 2011 12:30am PDT
just one week away. >> pakistan and india ready for their first significant talks since the mumbai attacks. good night by angell. an emotional farewell at the singer's funeral in london. it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london. this is "newsday." >> hello, welcome. the norwegian lawyer asked to defend the killers says that he is probably insane. apparently he believes he was fashioning a war to defend the western world. some of the names of the 76 victims have been published. the latest on the investigation into friday's attacks. >> the official naming of the dead is under way. a shocking reminder that most children were victim -- most victims were children or young adults. among them was a 20-year-old model and talented dancer. the youngest is expected to be just 14. described by the norwegian prime minister as one of the country's most promising young politicians. another talented speaker attempted to escape. 45-year-old monica had run the summer camp for years. this is their self confessed killer. the lawyer defending him describe him as insane. >> the entire
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Jul 13, 2011 6:00pm PDT
." >> india's main commercial city has been hit by three coordinated bombings leaving at least 21 people dead and injuring more than 100. the blast is the worst attack since the attack by islamic extremists in 2008. indian officials blamed terrorists for the explosion. >> it was the evening rush hour when the bombs went off. three of them within a quarter of an hour. all of targeted were busy locations. people on their way home from work. one eyewitness said he sought two motorbikes explode in flames and the injured screaming for help. well over 100 people were wounded in what president obama condemned as an outrageous attack. many have lost limbs. >> the blast occurred at about 6:45 p.m. we infer that this was a quarter ended attack by terrorists. >> the first bomb went off at 6:54 at this bizarre. a minute later, the opera house district was attacked. then, a crowded neighborhood at 5 minutes after seven. this is the first major attack in mumbai since 2008, more than 160 people were killed in 60 hours of terror claimed the militants based in pakistan. these latest bombs have been described
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Jul 14, 2011 12:30am PDT
the work of local militants. whoever is behind them, they have shown that india's largest city is still vulnerable. >> the bbc will be in mumbai with the latest details on the attack. >> it is very important to remember that it is still early in the primary investigation being carried out. given a small scale of the attacks that we have seen, it may be a local were involved. it is still a important to remember that much information has to come out of these investigations and only then are we likely to see a clearer picture. >> mumbai is on alert. there were three toward native blass, after all. what security measures are being taken to prevent more? >> the certainly, the blast took place -- or the news assertive out and the city was put on -- the news sorted out and the city was put on high alert. there is more surveillance of the streets. however, mumbai is showing resilience. they can deal with this and move on. certainly, and today will be no different from mine the other day. -- from any other day. >> hugo chavez will need more treatment for cancer. he may need to undergo chemothera
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Jul 21, 2011 12:30am PDT
popular recreational drug. much of it is being smuggled into the country from india. >> in delhi, everyone is looking to do a deal. it is manufactured in this country but you will not see it in the market. authorities have taken control because of concerns over the recreational use. it is illegal to openly sell in the country. there is a black market trade. that makes india one of the main sources of the drug. they advertise on the internet. they smuggled it out of india to sell around the world. canada, australia. i can show you recent numbers. >> they smuggle it out disguised as something else. he hands out the free sample of ketamine. in the u.k., the drug has become increasingly popular over the last decade. users find out the consequences of abuse. >> very sharp pains in my stomach that have had me screaming in agony. >> sure was popular and sociable. that is until she took ketamine. >> her best friends still use it. they loved her. they saw that she died. all i can say is please think carefully before you go on the path of destruction >> india may say it is cracking down, the former
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Jul 1, 2011 7:00am EDT
and women who agree to sterilization are being offered prizes, including cars. india is expected to have the largest population in the world by 2013. the mediterranean city state of monaco will witness the marriage of its ruling france friday. prince albert and his fiancee, a former south african olympic swimmer, will exchange bows and a civil ceremony. it is expected to cost around $80 million. people and morocco are voting today on a draft constitution for a -- proposed by king mohammed, two weeks after he outlined plans to increase the powers of the prime minister and parliament. critics say the vote has been called to quickly to allow proper debate. our report from morocco's capital. >> waving their flags, wearing traditional costumes and playing drums -- moroccans campaign for their upcoming referendum. supporters for the reform says the king has taken a great step towards a more open society. the king's reforms promise a stronger, more independent judicial branch, accountable government, and a focus on human rights and gender equality. >> as a moroccan, the new constitution is impo
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Jul 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
carry out india's worst militant attack since 2008? big dreams from a tiny island. one of the world's smallest countries hoping for olympic success. hello. it could be another landmark moment in the phone-hacking scandal. we should know very seen whether the media tycoon rupert murdoch has agreed to be questioned by members of british parliament. his son, james, and rebecca brooks have also been invited to appear before the hearing. we can go live to westminster. it feels like we're on the deadline hour for learning whether rupert murdoch is going to say yea or nay to appearing. i don't suppose many are expecting him to say oh, go on then. >> i don't think so. for one thing, the parliamentary committees do not have the same powers as congressional committees and certainly they cannot force foreign citizens like rupert and james murdoch to appear before them. there is even a question mark over whether they can really force rebecca brooks, who of course is a british citizen to appear. if anyone buzz does of the three, it is thought that perhaps she will be the most likely. the lawyers
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Jul 15, 2011 12:30am PDT
increases. the country faces severe financial problems. in india, the government has put its cities on high alert after a blast on wednesday in the financial capital of mumbai. the prime minister insist there was no warning or prior intelligence about the attack. 70 people were killed and more than 100 injured in multiple locations. people are angry about the government's inability to prevent such strikes. >> monsoon rains tumbled down and mumbai, india's financial capital, always the aftermath of three simultaneous bomb blast. close to 20 people were killed and scores more injured as explosions ripped through crowded areas during evening rush hour. witnesses in the opera house district and diamond trading area where one of the blast took place described -- described scenes of chaos and confusion. >> it was 6:55 pm. i was packing to go home and the bomb went off. i was watching from a window. i dropped the diamonds i was carrying. i could see people panicking and covered in blood. >> a number of people have died in these attacks. investigators have been combing all three sites to find any c
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
alliance, hillary clinton builds bridges on a two-day trip to india. it's 9:00 oom here in singapore. >> it's 2:00 a.m. here in london broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world, this is "news day." >> a second senior british police officer has resigned in connection with the scandal over phone hacking and alleged corruption in rupert murdoch's newspaper empire. police commissioner john yates said he had been i don't think in 2009 not to reopen an investigation into the affair, but had acted with complete integrity. meanwhile, the journalist who first claimed that andy knew about alleged malpractices at the "news of the world" has been found dead at his home. >> he is yates of the yard no longer, resigning just a day after his boss, the commissioner of the metropolitan police, both paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal. so said the mayor of london. >> i regret to say they have just come off the phone with a.c. john yates who has tendered his resignation. >> boris johnson insisted that both men had jumped and were not pushed. he made it abu
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Jul 7, 2011 7:00am EDT
verified, and i'm appalled. >> welcome to gmt. i am naga munchetty. 38 people are killed in india in a collision between a bus and a train. as america gets dangerously close to its borrowing limit, barack obama prepares to face congressional leaders in a pivotal round of talks. hello. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and early families of british soldiers who died in iraq and afghanistan have expressed shock and anger that their phones may have been hacked. personal details of bereaved relatives were found in the files of the private detective who intercepted voice mail messages for the "news of the world." news international, which owns the newspaper, said it would be appalled if there were any truth to the claims. >> "news of the world" prides itself on supporting british soldiers and the families of those who died on the front line. now it is alleged to have been responsible for hacking into the phones of some of those families. their phone numbers were found in the files of the private investigator. >> the families are very upset and disturbed. really upset. >>
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Jul 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
that if congress fails to act, the rating could slip. this is "bbc news," still ahead. india on high alert. security has intensified after the bomb attack. now to afghanistan where five people were killed today in a blast inside of a mosque. the attack was carried out by a man who hid explosives in his turban. this took place during a memorial service for president karzai's brother, ahmad wali karzai. four more of his brothers and the governor of kandahar were in the mosque at the time but they were not heard. >> and other deadly attack in the heart of kandahar. officials were attending a service for the president's brother when the bomber struck. the police security area. among the dead, an influential clear -- among the dead, an influential cleric opposed to the taliban. the brunt of this attack was borne by ordinary afghans. late on wednesday, six villagers died in a raid during an operation to flush out insurgents from near the pakistan border. among the victims, women and children. this has led to a wave of anger among afghans. the protests have taken place pressing for the withdrawal
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Jul 7, 2011 12:30am PDT
. >> the prime minister of india has expressed his deep condolences and has announced this to the victims' families. the minister is going to investigate why this happened. apparently, what happened, told by officers, the bus with 100 passengers from a wedding party were returning, full of joy, dreams, and when they were trying to cross the railway line, the driver perhaps could not see the train was coming and the bus was hit by the train engine. it was dragged up to 500 meters. many people were on the roof of the bus. they were thrown a great distance. those inside of the bus were trapped. because it was in the night time, and it was dark and it was a wedding party, they tried to clear the dead bodies. the track has been cleared, the train has been moved on, and the dead bodies have been taken to a local district hospital because of the post mortem. about 40 people were admitted to three hospitals and officials are trying to track down how many dead at and injured and trying to organize relief. >> ok, thank you for the latest on that tragic accident. >>> millions of people in east afric
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Jul 7, 2011 5:00am EDT
,ya comes to an end. children and teachers are released unharmed. >> a collision in northern india carrying wedding guests kills 38 people. >> welcome to "bbc world news." also in this program, battling in the village from the capital , tripoli. >> and a decade after it all began, the eighth and final harry potter movie is to premiere. >> hello. thanks for being with us. some of the families of british soldiers who died in afghanistan are upset the phones of the victims may have been hacked into. the detectives for news of the world were found to have information leading to this thought. >> they pride themselves on supporting british soldiers. now it's alleged to have been responsible for hacking into the phones of those families. the reaction has been one of anger. >> well, i suppose some of the families are upset that the phones were hacked. >> news international said it would be appalled and horrified if there were any truth in the allegations and said they are friends of the service men and the support for the military over the years has been true and will continue to be so. the editor
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Jul 26, 2011 6:00pm PDT
a week away. >> pack stan and india prepare for their first significant talks since the mumbai attacks. good night, my angel, amy winehouse's father bids an emotional farewell at the singer's funeral in london. it's 9:00 a.m. here in sing pour. and 2:00 a.m. broadcasting to pbs around the world and in london, this is "news day." >> hello, and welcome. the norwegian lawyer's who's representing anders behring breivik says the self-confessed killer is probably insane. he bleaches he was fighting a war to defend the western world. they started to publish some of the names of breivik's 76 victims. from the capital, oslo, james robbins has the latest on the investigation into friday's attacks. >> the official naming of norway's dead is underway. a shocking reminder that most victims were children all very young adults. among them, a 20-year-old model and talented dancer. the youngest killed in the massacre is believed to be just 14. amongst those tipped as future stars of the labour party was a 21-year-old male and described as one of the country's most promising youth politicians. among tho
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Jul 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
, number one. number 100 and number 2,000, why the cricket match between england and india is heading for the history books. >> hello. an emergency summit ads eurozone leaders get underway in brussels shortly to try to resolve the debt crisis spreading across the zone. the most urgent need is to protect greece from defaulting on its debt, but the challenge is to strengthen the position of countries such as ireland and portugal and to avoid further contagion of this debt crisis to spain and italy. it's emerged that france and germany have agreed on the best steps ahead. from brussels, our europe correspondent chris morris reports. >> for the past year, whenever european leaders have met, there's been one issue at the top of the agenda again and again and again. trying to fix the euro. the survival of the single currency has now been called into question. there are increasingly urgent appeals to eurozone leaders to act decisively. >> they have said they will do what it takes to ensure the stability of the area. well, now is the time to make good on that promise. >> all eyes on the bigge
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Jul 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
and is encouraging countries like india to become more assertive. >> a story that goes back to the second world war. >> the grave of adolf hitler's deputy rudolf hess has been exhumed. his remains have been cremated and his ashes will be scattered at sea. neo-nazi groups try to stage rallies there every year. >> a brown patch of ground is all the remains of the final resting place of one of the most notorious figures and not see germany. rudolf hess was buried in a small grave. >> we had to close the graveyard regularly about the anniversary of his birthday and there was major disturbances. there were marches by certain groups. the whole town was in turmoil. there was a huge police presence. >> this is what they want to avoid. groups of neo-nazis to send it -- descended and played homage to hit their posterity. this situation is now a relief to the people. >> we hope that they don't come back. >> rudolf hess was one of hitler's closest aides. he parachuted into scotland in an attempt at peace. after the war, he was imprisoned and killed himself in a berlin prison in 1987. since that time, he had pl
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Jul 22, 2011 12:30am PDT
hard to diepen its size in the region and is encouraging countries like india to become more assertive. next local elections are taking place in parts of northern sri lanka on saturday. in some areas, it will be the sum -- the first such vote in nearly 30 years. although, parliamentary elections were held last year. it will come just two years after the end of the civil war between government forces and the tamil tiger separatists. joining me now from, but it is charles. these are the council elections, but even the president campaigned in one city this week. what is at stake for him? >> that is right. the big jet -- the big government juggernaut, if you like. he is responding to the intense wave of international criticism being directed at the country at the moment. the u.s. congressional committee is voting that aid will be cut off to sri lanka unless they show a move away from wartime atrocities. ofy're putting a lot resources into this. >> two opposition groups have claimed harassment by the ruling party, which it denies. it will these elections be free and fair? >> that is a big q
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
markets, to seek new contracts and new deals. that is what i've done in india, what i've done in china, and now here in africa. i think it is a good thing to do, and i'm going to press ahead with that. i think it is a worthwhile thing, and britain shouldn't be put off there. on the issue of the police investigation, i couldn't have been clearer that i think this police investigation needs to go wherever the evidence leads, that police should investigate this without fear of favor. i've said that publicly many times. i've said it privately to the metropolitan police many times. and that is the job they must do. clearly it's going to be taken under new leadership, and it's absolutely vital that leadership, that transition is as smooth as possible so they don't miss anything in the vital work that they are doing. but i would argue this point -- in terms of andy coulson, no one has argued that the work he did in government in any way was inappropriate or bad. he worked well in government. he then left government. there is a contrast, i would say, with the situation at the metropolitan poli
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Jul 6, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, let's bring you some breaking news because we're getting reports from india that at least 32 people have been killed when an express train collided with a bus on an unmanned level crossing. now, the accident happened in a small town in western usapradesh around 300 kilometers east of the capital dehli. the bus had a wedding party on board. reports still coming in. you've been watching newsday from the bbc with rico in singapore and me, kasha madeira in london. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global financial strength to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> "bbc world news america" was presented by kcet los angeles. 
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Jul 11, 2011 5:00am EDT
they captured the town in 1995. at least 67 people were killed in a train crash in northern india on sunday. police said more than 200 other passengers were injured when the train derailed. rescue he is worked through the night to reach people trapped in the wreckage. the united states' top military officer has expressed concerns thatter iter to the disputes in the south china sea could lead to an unexpected outbreak of violence in the region. admiral mike mullen is on a visit to china, which is embroiled in rowes with the philippines and vietnam about territory. the united states has suspended $800 million of military aid to pakistan. tensions were already high before the al qaeda leader osama bin laden was killed in a u.s. raid in an army raid. more recently, 100 military trainers have been expelled, and they threatened to shut down a c.i.a. base. our correspondent, aleem maqbool, is in islamabad, and earlier, i asked him how humiliating this is for pakistan given they need u.s. aid to help pay for security. >> we keep hearing leaks about various things that the american officials are acc
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Jul 29, 2011 5:00am EDT
. no hole in the base? no, no, no, definitely not. the east india company would have selected pieces to go on board ship, and then they'd sell them on the quays in england, or whatever. then these probably all came off together and then were dispersed within a matter of months or years and then have been accumulated by your family. this group is terribly expensive depending on the pattern. from what you say, you're into six figures now; you're over £100,000. is that right? yeah. they're insured for about £15,000. you'd better hike that up, but that's the only misfortune about this. it's my wife's great-grandfather's. it was presented to him by his regiment and is inscribed inside. yes, the colonel oakes. it still has snuff in it. yes, i have to be a wee bit careful there. i can just about empty out the snuff -- get the box. do you know what it's made of? i presume it's gold. you're quite right; it's 18 carat gold. do you know the date? i believe it's 1910. no, it's a wee bit before that; it's 1823. is it, by george? it is george, actually; it's george iv. it's not by george; it's by john
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